The Prompt Me to Pray Prayer

Practicing the Presence of God

I have written about Br Lawrence’s Practice of the Presence of God  before. I think it’s a simple yet profound way to deepen our relationship with  Jesus, do small things with great love like St Therese and to grow in virtue
while we live out our Faith more consciously. I know I’d like to carry out my  vocation as Mom…graciously, with more patience and love, but I inevitably  become unravelled, and caught up in my often self-inflicted pressures of family  life.
The tasks set out for me in my vocation as a Mom, if carried out with love, are supposed to catapult me to holiness! This is the Mom’s School of Holiness.
I get flustered by the needs and demands of my family and the general chaos can be overwhelming. I’d like to carry out all my tasks prayerfully…with grace and patience and gentleness, but I know…and I know my kids would agree….I just can’t pull that off. Cooking, cleaning, training, managing, driving, shopping and never-ending laundry can be tedious, thankless and frustrating. Even if I could get it all done….grace and patience and gentleness slip away pretty fast!
…but I have an idea!

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